By

Ben Green
In short, the answer is yes.  On July 3 the Government introduced a new statutory instrument which states that gatherings are “reasonably necessary” to facilitate house moves.  While local lockdown restrictions may differ from area to area, the Government has made provisions for house moves to continue.  All relevant protections must be in place and...
Read More
Hewitts Solicitors wish to update you in light of the developing Covid-19 (Coronavirus) situation. We continue to follow the government guidance very carefully and our business remains open due to offering essential services connected to the administration of the justice system. We take the health, safety and wellbeing of our staff and our clients very...
Read More
Government advice and guidance in response to the COVID-19 Global pandemic is developing on a daily basis. Employment Law is one of the areas most significantly affected by the ongoing changes.   The Government announced on Monday 23rd March that all non-essential retail outlets are to close with immediate effect, following the earlier imposition of...
Read More
At the present time, should a person make a gift from their estate, they must survive the gift by 7 years for it to be exempt from Inheritance Tax. However, there has been an official review ordered by the Chancellor and as part of a radical shake up the 7 year rule could be cut...
Read More
We have all read newspaper articles reporting that a drug dealer or fraudster made hundreds of thousands from their offending but was ordered to pay back a much smaller amount. That is not always the end of the matter.   What are the proceeds of crime?   If a defendant is determined to have had...
Read More
It has been nearly ten years since the infamous case of Aston Cantlow v Wallbank, where a couple were forced to pay around £230,000 to their local parish church for repairs, reported here:- https://www.theguardian.com/money/2009/sep/28/glebe-farm-church-bill-sale After the case, the couple stated that they thought ‘Chancel Repair Liability’, the ability for a church to force a landowner...
Read More
Why hasn’t Michael Gove been arrested?   A question on many people’s lips since the former Justice Secretary admitted to using cocaine several times earlier in his career.   So, could he face the legal consequences of this?   Cocaine is a Class A drug, the most serious category. Drug offences are governed by the...
Read More
What is Criminal Injuries Compensation? The Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme is a government funded scheme designed to compensate blameless victims of violent crime in Great Britain. The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA), administer the Scheme and decide all claims. The rules of the Scheme and the value of the payments awarded are set by Parliament....
Read More
From 1 October 2015, big changes were made to section 21 Housing Act 1988 for tenancies in England. Extra requirements were introduced whereby a section 21 notice (two months no fault notice) could not be served unless an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC), gas safety check certificate and the government’s How to Rent Guide had been...
Read More
The High Court recently ruled in Canary Wharf (BP4) T1 Ltd v European Medicines Agency [2019] on whether a commercial lease could be frustrated because of Brexit.   A contract is frustrated when an event which, through no fault of either party, occurs after the formation of the contract.  It must be an event which...
Read More
1 2